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HWB News

January 5, 2015

As state legislatures begin their 2015-16 sessions

By Sherrill Gilbert, Vermont State Coordinator, the Healthy Workplace Campaign The gavel will again call to order the Senate and the House. They will take an oath to serve the people of Vermont. The issues that impact the lives of Vermonters will once again be on the agendas, some will be re-introduced from the previous biennium. There are bills

January 2, 2015

Time for courageous, principled lawmakers to enact the WBI anti-abuse Healthy Workplace Bill

If not now, when will principled lawmakers come forward to not only introduce, but to work tirelessly to enact, legislation that holds employers accountable for allowing (through indifference or ignorance) or fostering (through rewards, both explicit and implicit) health-harming abusive conduct, a.k.a., workplace bullying? We seek elected official

November 3, 2014

U-T: About California’s new law to train supervisors about abusive conduct

State to Workplace Bullies: Knock It Off By Jonathan Horn, San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 2, 2014 When Stephen Cruz got a new supervisor a few years ago, his staff job at UC San Diego became something of a living hell. The new boss would repeatedly yell at workers, scold them behind closed doors, tower above them at their desks, get visibly agitate

November 3, 2014

Utah Healthy Workplace Bill advocates on radio

Utah State Coordinator, Denise Halverson, chief advocate for the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill, and citizen lobbyist Travis Ackerman joined Feedback show host Abby Bonell (pictured on left) on KNRS (Salt Lake City) to discuss workplace bullying and the HWB on October 30, 2014. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is requi

October 15, 2014

Bridgeport, WV mayor declares Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week

Robert Greer delivers proclamation to WV Healthy Workplace Advocate Pam Schrade at Bridgeport, WV City Council meeting. West Virginia has been active with Healthy Workplace Bill legislation. New legislation will be introduced for the 2015-16 session. Celebrate WBI’s Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week October 19-25, 2014

October 7, 2014

California lawyers respond to new abusive conduct training law

Law Takes Aim at Workplace Bullying, Raises Questions By Laura Hautaia, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Sept. 17, 2014 What counts as bullying in the workplace? While the concept may be relatively new, managers will have to undergo training on preventing abusive conduct at work once a new law goes into effect in January. The training will come along wit

September 29, 2014

Career Builder survey on workplace bullying

Career Builder commissioned an online Harris Poll to survey employed full-time private sector U.S. respondents. The prevalence of bullying was 28%. Career Builder findings can be extrapolated to their sample — people with full-time jobs in the private sector working for someone else. WBI commissioned Zogby to conduct our 2014 U.S. Workplace B

September 25, 2014

Anti-union advocates pervert notion of bullying in the workplace

For 12 years we have led advocacy for state laws to prohibit health-harming abusive conduct (workplace bullying). The bill — the WBI Healthy Workplace Bill — has no hidden agenda. It is straightforward in its purpose and language. We are trying to right a wrong. Opponents are apologists for employer abuse, plain and simple. They choose

September 18, 2014

NH Gov. veto of partial workplace bullying bill holds

New Hampshire lawmakers uphold veto of workplace bullying bill By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press, Sept. 18, 2014 The New Hampshire House on Wednesday upheld Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of a bill aimed at curbing workplace bullying among the state’s employees, despite strong calls from several lawmakers to go against the governor. Supp

September 18, 2014

WBI TN State Coordinator — Jackie Gilbert — plays key role in state policy creation

Original story in the Shelbyville (TN) Times-Gazette A Middle Tennessee State University business professor continues her push for a more civil workplace. Dr. Jackie Gilbert, a professor of management in the MTSU Jones College of Business, joined forces with like-minded people across the state and nation to help craft legislation and guidelines tha

About the Campaign

An Appeal to U.S. State Legislators


This is the official home of the national grassroots legislative movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. The HWB is the boldest proposed change to U.S. employment law in 40 years. We are a volunteer network of citizen activists working since 2002 in many states to pass the bill into law.

Current discrimination and harassment laws rarely address bullying concerns. Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal discrimination, but is still legal in the U.S. People deserve more protection against arbitrary cruelty that has nothing to do with work.

"Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little." -- Eleanor Roosevelt